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0800 – 1700 Pre-Congress Workshops
1800 – 1830 Welcome Address and Award Presentations
1830 – 1900 Opening Plenary Lecture 1: SARS & COVID-19 Ling Moi Lin
1900 – 2100 Opening Reception
0730 – 0815 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
0815 – 0900 Plenary Lecture 2: COVID-19
0900 – 1030 Symposium 1: Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Surveillance Symposium 2: COVID-19 Symposium 3: Hand Hygiene
Asian Perspective Chung Doo Ryeon Global Perspective on Hand Hygiene Didier Pittet
CDC Perspective Benjamin J. Park Practical Issues on Hand Hygiene compliance Sharon Salmon
WHO Perspective Benedetta Allegranzi Hand Hygiene in Low and Middle-Income Countries
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1030 – 1100 Coffee Break / Exhibition
1100 – 1230 Symposium 4: Healthcare Associated Respiratory Diseases Symposium 5: Sterilisation & Disinfection Symposium 6: IPC in Special Settings: ILTC and Home Care
HA Tuberculosis Wing-Hong Seto Will Guidelines Help Patricia Ching State-of-the-art for ambulatory IC William R. Jarvis
HA Inflenza Singapore Perspective on Endoscopy Reprocessing Sherry Chua Local Perspective on IPC in ILTCs
High Level Isolation for Highly Contagious Infections Leo Yee Sin Latest Update on Sterilisation & Disinfection David Weber Situation of MDRO transmission prevention among hospitals in a middle income country Akeau Unnahalekhaka
Chelsea Sim*
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1230 – 1300 Plenary Lecture 3
1300 – 1400 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
1400 – 1530 Symposium 7: Multidrug Resistant (MDR) Organisms Symposium 8: Environmental Hygiene Symposium 9: Prevention of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) /
Ventilator-Associated Events
Epidemiology of MDROs in Asia Po-Ren Hsueh Building Design and Engineering approaches in Air-Borne Infection Control Terrence Rohan Chinniah Strategies for prevention of VAP
Clostridioides Difficile Thomas Riley Outbreaks related to the environment Trish Perl Controversies in definition of VAP Stephan Harbarth
Global Containment Efforts for MDROs Alison Holmes Controversies in Decontamination Andreas Voss Treatment of VAP and AMR Mo Yin
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1530 – 1600 Coffee Break / Exhibition
1600 – 1730 Debate Session 1 Symposium 10: Waste Management Symposium 11: Free Paper Presentation
The role of surfaces in the transmission of emerging infectious diseases (MERS, COVID-19, Ebola): Pathogen survival and disinfection David Weber
Waste Handling for Highly Infectious Pathogens Brenda Ang
Waste Management Issues in Low and Middle-income Countries Namita Jaggi
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1730 – 1830 Council Meeting
0730 – 0815 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
0815 – 0900 Plenary Lecture 4
0900 – 1030 Symposium 12: Outbreak Management Symposium 13: IPC Considerations in Building and Renovation Symposium 14: Implementation Science in IP
Lessons Learnt from historical outbreaks William R. Jarvis Overview Glenys Harrington Behavioral Change Wing-Hong Seto
WHO Perspective on outbreak management Benedetta Allegranzi How can patient environment contributed to HAI? Anucha Apisarnthanarak Use of Data and Technologies Eli Perencevich
Local Perspective on outbreaks Shawn Vasoo Local Perspective Ling Moi Lin ASP & IC Andrew Stewardson
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1030 – 1100 Coffee Break / Exhibition
1100 – 1230 Symposium 15: Antibiotic Stewardship in the Region Symposium 16: Microbiological Diagnosis for IPC Symposium 17: Prevention of Blood Stream Infections
Malaysia Perspective Siew-Moy Fong Role of Public Health Lab in IPC Raymond Lin* Chinese Perspective on CLABSI Zong ZhiYong
National Implementation of Surveillance of Antimicrobial Utilization and Antimicrobial Stewardship Mari Rose los Reyes Role of Laboratory in detection, effective management and control of IPC Terrence Rohan Chinniah What is New with Devices Trish Perl
Local Perspective David Lye Emerging Carbapenem Resistance – Microbiological Approaches V Balaji Recent Development Closer to date
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1230 – 1300 Plenary Lecture 5
1300 – 1400 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
1400 – 1530 Symposium 18: MRSA & Other Gram Positive Symposium 19: Molecular Typing in IPC Symposium 20: SSI Prevention Strategies
Latest in Preventional and Control of MRSA Susan Huang Role of Molecular Typing Stephan Harbarth Japanese Perspective Keita Morikane
Singapore Perspective on MRSA control Dale Fisher Molecular Typing in IPC in Singapore Kalisvar Marimuthu Using Data to Improve SSI Survelliance Eli Perencevich
MRSA molecular epidemiology in Asia Hsu Li Yang Molecular epidemiology in outbreaks Koh Tse Hsien Local Perspective Surinder Kaur M S Pada
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1530 – 1600 Coffee Break / Exhibition
1600 – 1730 Debate Session 2 Symposium 21: Paediatric Neonatal IPC Symposium 22: Emerging Fungal Infection
Neonatal IPC Outbreaks of fungal infections Anucha Apisarnthanarak
IC in Respiratory Pathogens & Paediatric Aspergillus and Indoor Air Ling Moi Lin
Norovirus and Enteroviruses – Infection Control Challenges Siew-Moy Fong Emerging Fungal Infection Louis Chai
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0815 – 0900 Plenary Lecture 6
0900 – 1030 Symposium 23: Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Symposium 24: Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Healthcare Settings Symposium 25: IPC in Haemodialysis, OPAT and Other Ambulatory Settings
Lab in CAUTI Yee-Chun Chen Vaccines for Healthcare Workers in Singapore Sapna Pradip Sadarangani Practical Ambulatory IPC Glenys Harrington
Novel Technologies in CAUTI Paul Anantharajah Tambyah Emerging Vaccines Benedetta Allegranzi CDC Recommendations on ambulatory IC Benjamin J. Park
 Using Collaborative model to improve practice (Prevention of CAUTI)? Ng Toon Mae National Guidelines on adult vaccination Helen Oh Local Perspective on IPC in hemodialysis Suzie Burford
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1030 – 1100 Coffee Break / Exhibition
1100 – 1230 Symposium 26: Late Breaker Sympsium 27: IP Professional Development Symposium 28: Literature Review
HK Experience Patricia Ching Lee Lai Chee
Global Approach to IPC career development Alison Holmes Infection control papers for bedtime reading Kalisvar Marimuthu
Local Experience
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1230 – 1300 Closing Ceremony

* Speakers to be confirmed
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